South Perth: Studio 64 bridging the generation gap with fun and games


Amana Living residents Win Truman and Primrose Edmiston entertain Studio 64 kids Isabella Di Nuzzo and Jed Duscher (both 2).
Amana Living residents Win Truman and Primrose Edmiston entertain Studio 64 kids Isabella Di Nuzzo and Jed Duscher (both 2).

SENIORS and toddlers have been able to meet at early learning and childcare centre Studio 64 as part of a fun initiative.

For the past few months, seniors from Amana Living and children from the South Perth centre have met each fortnight to participate in learning experiences based upon the interests of the children, including storytelling, drawing and puzzles.

Studio 64 centre manager Chanele Duscher said she organised the visits to provide an |opportunity for unique interactions within the South Perth community.

“They have proven to be very successful and fulfilling for all involved,” she said.

Amana Living has run the Kites program for the past 15 years, which is funded by Home and Community Care and provides day trips on Mondays to Saturdays.

Amana Living Kites co-ordinator Priya Ragam said its clients loved visiting the children at Studio 64.

“It’s beautiful seeing them together and I think both generations get a lot of joy from the interaction,” she said.

“They learn from each other, as well as have fun.”